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Spotted rash on stomach and some spots on arms the resemble fungas or ringworm...Small spots randomly on areas of stomach and couple on back side?
Pityriasis rosea?: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine a peach spots rash to see what it might be. Sometimes rashes are related to viruses, allergies, medications, etc., but many times they are not. For odd rashes, skin biopsy may be done by a dermatologist. One should bring to the doctor a list of all medications used in the month before the rash appeared. ...Read more
Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more
It took 3 weeks after I started treating "ringworm" it's spreading. Small dots on chest can it be pityriasis rosea or ing worm spreads fast like dots?
Do I have ringworm? I have one small ring on my arm. It doesn't bother me but I have these bumps on my neck and face. They itch!
Possibly: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can find out. ...Read more
Will the first "mother" patch from pityriasis rosea start fading away first? I thought it was ringworm but it's everywhere small dots more and more
Yes: All of the lesions will eventually resolve. ...Read more
I think might have ringworm and I'm afraid of it spreading. It started as a small "bite" and within a week it has spread to a circle.
Can you explain how someone gets ringworm and what it looks like in the beginning stages? With 2 small children I want to be aware of the signs.
Direct contact: Ringworm is caused by a fungus and is contagious so children may get it when they come in contact with someone who has it or by sharing towels, linen, or even combs as some children get ringworm of the head after a hair cut. Although circular like a ring, the edges may be raised while the center is pale. In early stages however it may just be a cluster of small papules. ...Read more
I noticed a small bump on my forearm that has increased in size throughout the month it doesn't itch and doesn't hurt. Possible ringworm?
Skin Lesion: Without seeing the skin lesion, it is impossible to make a diagnosis. See your local dermatologist for a diagnosis. ...Read more
There is a small invisible lump in my groin are, actually thers two of them. It can't be seen but felt, I recently had ringworm in my groin is it bec?
Ringworm is a common fungal skin infection otherwise known as tinea. Ringworm most commonly affects the skin on the body (tinea corporis), the scalp (tinea capitis), the feet (tinea pedis, or athlete's foot), or the groin (tinea cruris, or jock itch).
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/ss/slideshow-ringworm ...Read more
I suddenly got a small "weird" circle, about 3mm diameter right on the head of my penis. I am uncircumcised. Can this be ringworm?
3 days noiced small red dot on butt. Put bleach & round bandaid. Outer look like partial circle size of bandaid. Not itch. Burn with bleach. Ringworm?
Adhesive Allergy: The term "adhesive allergy" refers to a form of either allergic contact dermatitis (acd) or irritant contact dermatitis (icd). The first is a true allergy in which your immune system reacts to a substance, and the second is irritation due to a substance or object in contact with your skin. ...Read more
Why are there small red dots around ringworm on chest that seem to spread although I put clotrimazole on it? Why red dots would appear if cream works
Red dots: The dots may be a side effect of the medication ...Read more
Small rough patches on upper thigh close yo ringworm but not three on one thigh now one is appearing on other thigh tried useing tolnaftate cream 1%
See dermatologist: Best to see a dermatologist to discern what this is. ...Read more
I woke up with a small cluster of bumps on my hand. It only hurts when to touch and it is red. Could it be ringworm? My cousin has it and I have a cat
It is posible: The only way to find out to check it and receive treatment. ...Read more
I think my son has ringworm and now I have a small one on my face. Can you prescribe medication. We have been already using lotrimin (clotrimazole) but need stronger?
Two issues: The public HT site does not offer diagnosis and or treatment. If you can find a HT prime doc that will accept you, some of those services are possible. Read the site info. If your assumption is correct, lotrimin (clotrimazole) applied twice a day is adequate for ringworm, but may require more than a week to see any change. Treatments for ringworm will not help a skin problem caused by something else. ...Read more
Can ringworm start in one spot then in a weeks time start on legs and move up the entire body? I even have smalls bumps on my palms now?
Yes: Tinea corporis (ring worm) can be contagious and can certainly spread. It is common to have several areas of ringworm at once in different body areas. Seek medical attention and get diagnosed for sure and then treated with a good anti-fungal medication if you indeed have a spreading tineal infection. Best wishes. ...Read more
Had ringworm used prescription meds now the small spot on my jaw covers whole side of face an no longer looks like ringworm any ideas?
Inflammation of Face: Presuming the ringworm has been treated. The residual redness can be due to an irritant or allergic reaction from the topical medication you used to treat the ringworm or residual inflammation from the ringworm itself. The treatment would be a prescription cortisone like Cloderm or Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lotion. Another possibility is that the ringworm has spread because the medication not effective. ...Read more
I had ringworm, and tried a home remedy. It was working for 2 weeks, now appears infected. Has symptoms of cellulitis, and small itchy bumps emerging?
I have a small circular red bump with little scabs in it by my underarm. Since its a ringworm type infection. If I touched it then touched a part on my body will it be there?
I have small red itchy bumps which have spread all over my stomach, back, thighs, and butt. Also may have a possible ringworm, is this an infection?
I have genital herpes, I have a small rash on my thigh, just got over ringworm on arm, ringworm or herpes?
Sorry: At minimum it would require taking a history and visualizing this lesion to try to properly diagnose it. Take care. ...Read more
My son has small red circles on his legs that itch. Not chicken pox. He has has ringworm before, and the spots now are not clear in middle. Ezcema?
I've had 5 flea bites turn into ringworms. Now I have a bunch of small red bumps popping up all over my arms. What could it be?
Ringworm: Ringworm is the common or lay term for a common superficial infection of the skin caused by a fungus (actually several types of fungus). It's name comes from the fact that the fungus tends to cause a circular patch of scaling scan with a slightly raised and redder border making it look like a ring. It can be treated with ordinary otc anti-fungal medications. ...Read more
Antifungal Meds: Without a prescription, I would recommend lamisil, (terbinafine) however, it can still take a week or more of treatment. If that does not work, or it is widespread, you may need prescription medication. Of course, you should be sure that you are treating ringworm and not some other rash or infection. Proper treatment requires a proper diadnosis. ...Read more
Antifungal med: Ringworm is a skin infection secondary to fungus. Medications such as Miconazole applied to the area as directed on the package should be successful. These medications, creams and lotions, are usually in the "foot" section of a pharmacy or grocery store. You should be certain of what you are treating and if it does not improve with treatment see your pcp. ...Read more